Maharashtra Governor K Sankarnarayanan emphasised the need for world class facilities in Pune,including a world class airport at an award ceremony organised by the Top Management Consortium (TMC) in the city.
With Pune receiving such a large number of international students,the city being an automobile and IT hub,we need international facilities in Pune including infrastructural facilities like a world class airport, Sankarnarayanan said.
Appreciating the efforts of TMC,he urged the body to institute a memorial award in the memory of late BG Deshmukh,former Union cabinet secretary and the founder of the awards.
Talking about the need of a vocational education university in the city,4he said,While it is easier to find an engineer in cities today,one cannot find a plumber,so a vocational education university in the need of the hour.
PSKS Sudhakar,director,Pune Airport,said,Pune Airport now receives 20 lakh passengers every day compared to six lakhs in 2005. So,we have plan to upgrade the airport to match the world class standards. Plans are afoot to make 16 airports in smaller cities across the country and by 2016 we expect India to be the leader in aviation in the Asia Pacific region.
Among those who won the awards included Madhur Baja from Bajaj Autos,Mayor Mohansingh Rajpal,PSKS Sudhakar,director,Pune Airport,john Chacko,president,Volkswagen India,KC Mishra,postmaster general,Pune region,among others.